National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect made by Indian Physicist Sir CV Raman in 1928. Sir CV Raman also received a Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery in 1930. Science has always been the field of new discoveries and development and with the advancement of technology, the areas of research and discoveries have expanded widely. Many students who are interested in the field of science looks forward to National Science Day to share their interest and views on various scientific topics.
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History and Significance
The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the government of India in 1986 to designate 28 February as National Science Day. On the first National Science Day, the NCSTC announced the institution of National Science Popularization awards to celebrate the outstanding efforts made by students in the field of science and communication.
The day is popularly celebrated in science institutions regardless of their specific streams including medical, academic and technical universities to collectively support and encourage the spirit of science.
Theme and Objectives of National Science Day
The theme for this year’s National Science Day is “Global Science for Global Wellbeing.” The following are the objectives:
- This day is focused on spreading the message of the importance of science used in the daily life of people
- It also displays the achievements, efforts and activities in the field of science for human welfare
- It is celebrated to implement new technology in the field of science for development and discuss all the issues in the field
- This day people with an interest in science can seek new opportunities
- This day is celebrated to encourage young minds and popularize the field of science and technology
How is it Celebrated?
National Science day is celebrated all over India in many educational institutions including schools, colleges, and universities, in scientific, academic, technical, medical and research institutions.
There are also science exhibitions, science movie screenings, model making and many other activities organised based on various themes.
The followings are the popular world-famous scientists and their discoveries:
- Albert Einstein was a world-renowned physicist and is considered one of the most influential scientists of all time. He is well-known for developing the theory of relativity. He also made other major contributions to the field of quantum mechanics.
- Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist. He mainly worked in the field of physics of black holes and general relativity. He also made great contributions to the field of cosmology and earned many honours.
- CV Raman was an Indian physicist who won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 being the first Asian to receive a Nobel Prize in any branch of science. He is known for his breakthrough in the field of light scattering.
- Tim Berners Lee is a computer scientist and is profoundly known for his invention of the world wide web in 2012. He graduated from Queen’s College, Oxford and also worked as an independent in the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) from June to December 1980.
5 Unknown Facts of Science
The following are the amazing scientific facts that will blow your mind:
- A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head
- Hawaii is moving closer to Alaska by 7.5 cm every year
- The footprints on the moon will stay for the next 100 million years
- Pluto is smaller than the United States
- There is floating water in Space
Ans. The theme for this year’s National Science Day is “Global Science for Global Wellbeing.”
Ans. National Science day is celebrated all over India in many educational institutions including schools, colleges, and universities, in scientific, academic, technical, medical and research institutions. Students enthusiastically organise various events such as debates, speeches, lectures, quiz competitions and etc. There are also science exhibitions, science movie screenings, model making and many other activities organised based on various themes.
Ans. National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect made by Indian Physicist Sir CV Raman in 1928.
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